HM Land Registry
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Land Registry is pleased to announce the availability of Public Guide 18, detailing the facts of joint property ownership aimed primarily at members of the public.

Public Guide 18 Joint Property Ownership explains the differences between the two kinds of ownership: beneficial joint tenants and tenants in common. It also provides details on how to amend Land Registry’s records if you change your kind of ownership, for example severance of joint tenancy using Land Registry form RX1. Step-by-step instructions on how to complete the relevant forms are also included.

Public Guide 18 is available free from all Land Registry offices and can be viewed, downloaded and printed from  

Land Registry cannot advise which kind of ownership is best in any particular case.

Notes to Editors

1. With the world’s largest property database, Land Registry underpins the economy by guaranteeing ownership of many billions of pounds worth of property. Around £1million worth of property is processed every minute in England and Wales.

2. As a government department established in 1862, executive agency and trading fund responsible to the Secretary of State for Justice and Lord Chancellor, Land Registry keeps and maintains the Land Register for England and Wales. The Land Register has been an open document since 1990.

3. For further information about Land Registry, please visit  


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